Here is some good news for Ford’s new Taurus-based Police Interceptor. In a recent Police Interceptor sedan testing by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Ford’s offering recorded the fastest lap time of any police car.
“Ford’s Police Interceptor AWD sedan, equipped with the 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine, delivered an impressive 0-60 mph test of 5.8 seconds and the fastest lap time – trumping all V8 competition from Chevrolet and Dodge,” FoMoCo said in a statement. “Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 is a twin-turbocharged, direct-injection engine that will deliver at least 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque across a broad rpm range.”
“These are purpose-built vehicles that we have developed with the support of police agencies across the U.S. and Canada,” said Kevin Koswick, director of Ford’s North American Fleet Operations. “As the leader in police vehicles 15 years running, Ford is committed to remaining the nation’s largest provider of police vehicles. We’re offering law enforcement officials a portfolio of products that are purpose-built and deliver on our commitment of providing the safety, technology, durability and performance they need to excel at their jobs.”
Also for the first time ever, Ford has a Police Interceptor SUV – based on the new 2011 Explorer – equipped with a 3.7-liter V6 Ti-VCT engine and all-wheel-drive technology. When tested with a 400-pound loaded cargo box, the Explorer-based Police Interceptor SUV posted the fastest lap time, beating the Chevrolet Tahoe by more than two seconds.
Both Ford Police Interceptors will debut after production of the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor ends at the end of 2011.
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– By: Omar Rana